Decadent Burgers with Green Goddess Dressing

Decadent Burgers with Green Goddess Dressing

Presented in partnership with Smithey Ironware

Pair with our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 

Serves 4

Green Goddess Dressing

  • ¼ cup packed parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup packed chives, chopped
  • ¼ cup packed dill fronds
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar


  • 5 pounds ground chuck, 80/20 ratio
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 red onion, cut into 4, ½” thick rounds
  • Diamond kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces Gruyere, cut into 4 slices 1/8th inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons slated butter
  • 4 brioche or pretzel burger buns
  • 2 avocados, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 cup microgreens
  • Herby fries for serving
  1. First, make your green goddess dressing. Blend parsley, chives, dill, green onions, garlic, and salt in a food processor until finely processed. Add mayo, Greek yogurt, and vinegar, then blitz until mixed through. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Divide meat into 4 equal portions, forming patties about 1/2” thick. Make indent in center with thumb to prevent burger from bulging in center.
  3. Heat your SMITHEY No 12 CAST IRON SKILLET over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot but not smoking, add 1 tablespoon of canola oil and sear onion rounds, keeping them intact as much as possible. Cook until softened, about 3 minutes, flip and cook another 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  4. Wipe skillet with a paper towel and return to heat. Raise heat to high, then add remaining tablespoon canola oil to the skillet. Season each patty with 2 teaspoons Kosher salt and a generous portion of black pepper on both sides. Cook patties for 3 minutes until a crust forms. Flip over and add a slice of cheese to each patty, then cook for another 3-4 minutes, until burgers are medium-rare.
  5. Wipe skillet out and add butter and toast hamburger buns until golden brown, about 1 minute.
  6. Place sliced avocado on the bottom of each burger bun. Add burger patty, sliced red onions, a handful of microgreens and a couple of dollops of green goddess.
  7. Serve burgers with herby French fries and extra green goddess.